In response to the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to support online education in the country, ABS-CBN offered its facilities and education programs to the government for its online education program.
During his 5th State of the Nation Address, President Duterte said: “TV frequencies reverted back to government for whatever cause or reason. will be used to provide uninterrupted quality education to our children and our shift to e-learning.”
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In return, ABS-CBN issued the following statement hours after the SONA:
Our commitment to the public is for ABS-CBN to continue serving the Filipino in whatever capacity we can.
“In response to the educational thrust of the government in this time of the pandemic, we are offering the use of our transmission network to broadcast educational programs all over the country.
We are offering the use of our transmission network to broadcast educational programs all over the country.
We hope to help the government continuously educate students nationwide despite the limitations brought about by the pandemic. On top of our transmission network, we are also offering the use of all the educational programs we have produced over the past 20 years.
While this is not expected to have any business impact to the compay, we are hopeful that our network can help in the education of our students nationwide.”
(Photo source: Instagram – @ABS-CBN / @presidenteduterte)